안녕하세요! My name is Angeli. I’m 26 years old and I am a survivor of Super Typhoon Haiyan. With the help of free online resources and university textbooks, I taught myself how to speak Korean language which became a way for me to be able to get a job at a South Korean military base camp where I met awesome people who taught me valuable life lessons.
The reason why I’m learning Korean is my unending love for Korean entertainment. I spent sleepless nights to finish an entire Korean drama series, I cried over celebrities that I adored a lot, I listened to thousands of Korean songs. But I didn’t like having to wait for people to upload English subtitles or translations so I decided to learn the language after graduating from college. It’s a beautiful language that I get frustrated when some emotions get lost in translation whenever I try to translate Korean to English because some things just can’t be translated and you just have to feel it.
My greatest achievement so far was joining the annual Korean speech contest hosted by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines. My first attempt was in July 2015 and I grabbed the 3rd place then I decided to give it another try and joined again in April 2016 and luckily got the 1st place. Other than the trophy, I get to go on an all-expense paid trip to Korea and I will get to attend classes for a week in Kyunghee University. In a matter of weeks, I will be flying to Korea for the first time.
Meloncreme.net was created not only to write about my Korean learning experience but I’m hoping to be able to meet new friends through this blog. You don’t have to know/speak Korean to be my friend.